Guilford land trust honors open space protector

The New Haven Register recently published an article regarding the launch of the Carolie Evans Stewardship Endowment Fund.

A (Guilford) resident hailed as the “matriarch of open space” in town is being honored with a land endowment that was recently launched in her name.

Carolie Evans is known for her extensive work on land committees over the past few decades and said she was “thrilled” that the Guilford Land Conservation Trust created the Carolie Evans Stewardship Endowment. Developing an endowment had been a long-term goal of hers, she said.

“We’re very good at fundraising and taking care of the properties, but we really needed to establish a stewardship fund that would be there forever,” she said, adding she was “deeply honored” the fund was named after her.

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Carolie Evans Stewardship Endowment

The Guilford Land Conservation Trust would like to acknowledge those who have contributed to the Carolie Evans Stewardship Endowment.

About the Endowment: Known for her unmatched efforts to protect open space in Guilford, Carolie Evans was honored on October 9, 2010 with a surprise gathering of 100 of her friends, family, and biggest fans as the Guilford Land Conservation Trust (GLCT) launched an endowment fund in her name. To read more about the event, click here. [Read more...]

Fall Newsletter 2010

At the end of November the trust published its fall newsletter. Members should have received a personal copy in the mail, but it can also be downloaded on-line.

The edition contained articles on how our volunteers go about maintaining our trails and how trust properties are helping to provide habitats for endangered butterflies. As well as images from some of the trust’s summer activities, there is also an article about use of our trails for trail running.

To download the full newsletter (in pdf format) click here, or on the image.

2010 Fall Walk Program

The land trust has announced its seasonal program of guided walks for the fall 2010. Each walk, lead by a local guide or member of the trust board, offers an opportunity to explore a number of trust properties and some neighboring preserves.

Click here to display walk card

Click here to display walk card

Starting on October 9 and extending into early December, there are walks to suit a range of abilities and age ranges.

Participation is free and no pre-registration is necessary.

Further details of each event can be found under the Guided Walks section of this web site or via our printed walk card.

In the event of inclement weather, an alternative date or cancellation notification will be made on this web site. Alternatively, you may contact the appropriate walk leader.

Butterfly sightings

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

On Saturday August 21st, a field trip lead by Lenny Brown from the Connecticut Butterfly Association toured sites in Guilford including the Jared Elliot and Spencer Creek Preserves owned by the land trust. [Read more...]